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Voluntary opportunities with an occasional commitment requirement e.g. a few hours a week, one or two days a month. Work covers a wide range of areas: countryside, conservation and ecology voluntary opportunities including wildlife work and environmental education. Weekly updates.

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JOB: Cardiff Conservation Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training

FOR: Cardiff Conservation Volunteers

6-7 hpw. We hold conservation tasks every Sunday in different locations in & around Cardiff. Every task is different & we teach skills such as dry stone walling, woodland maintenance, pond building / clearance, footpath / step / boardwalk building, coppicing trees, planting etc. You don't have to commit to every Sunday so it's completely up to you what task is suitable for you to join. We also go away for the weekend a couple of times a year. We're always looking for volunteers so we welcome everyone to join when they can. It's a great way to meet new people, get some exercise, learn new skills & discover the countryside around Cardiff & South Wales. Our primary aim is to promote the conservation, protection & improvement of the physical & natural environment anywhere, whilst having an enjoyable time doing so. Just bring a packed lunch & come in old clothes. ASK: Visit our website www.cardiffconservation.org.uk for more information or contact 07450700214 (Our CCV hotline).

JOB: Visitor Experience Photographer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Llanelli Wetland Centre, Llanelli, SA14 9SH

PAY: Uniform and training

FOR: WWT

At WWT, we create and conserve wetlands and save species. We bring awe-inspiring nature up close and let it do the talking. We help people to feel part of something amazing and motivate them to make a difference. In this role you will be visiting your local WWT centre on a weekly basis to capture visitors’ experiences, wildlife spectacles, different species or birds and our volunteers for inclusion in promotional material for print, online and social media. We are looking for confident and creative photographers to volunteer for a few hours a week, photographing visitors, animals and landscapes. No formal quals are required but a portfolio would be an advantage. ASK: For a full role description and to apply, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2DDdL3d

JOB: Living Seas Volunteer Positions 2019

BE4: 6/1/19 23:59pm

LOC: New Quay, West Wales

PAY: Training

FOR: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

We’re looking for dedicated and passionate individuals to join our Living Seas team as seasonal volunteers. Based at our centre in New Quay, volunteers help us to collect data on marine mammal populations and inspire the public through our visitor centre & community engagement events. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience Wales’ amazing marine life and contribute to marine conservation whilst gaining valuable experience. We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available between 25 March - 4 November 2019. Living Seas Volunteers conduct land / boat based marine mammal surveys, run our visitor centre, enter / check data, help with engagement events and beach cleans. ShoreFin and SeaSeal volunteers assist with our bottlenose dolphin and Atlantic grey seal photo-ID projects. Applicants should have a passion for marine conservation and be committed to volunteering. ASK: To find out more about the roles please visit https://goo.gl/nPRu9m or contact Laura Evans on volunteer@cbmwc.org.

JOB: Welcome Team - Information Desk

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre, Llanelli, SA14 9SH

PAY: Uniform and training*

FOR: WWT

We believe the best way for people to understand & connect to wetlands is to experience them, so we bring awe-inspiring nature up close & let it do the talking. People feel part of something amazing & are motivated to make a difference. By providing an excellent visitor experience, you will be encouraging our visitors to make the most of their visit, & to understand & support our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. We are currently looking for volunteers to help out on a Friday afternoon, or volunteers who can be flexible with their availability to help fill gaps when they arise. *Free entry to all WWT centres, & discount in the cafe & shop on volunteering days. ASK: For more information & to apply, visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2RXLaJU

JOB: Skokholm Long Term Volunteers

BE4: 12/2/19

IV: 12/02/2019

LOC: Skokholm Island, SW Pembrokeshire

PAY: Training

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales

Each season we invite 4 volunteers to help the wardens manage the Island & monitor its wildlife. 2 positions run 1/4/19 to 30/6/19 & 2 from 1/7/19 to 30/9/19. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on one of Britain’s most spectacular islands & gain experience in a wide range of survey techniques. You will also be integral to all aspects of island management from providing clean visitor accommodation to boat deliveries & helping with physical management such as pond digging. Each volunteer has their own bedroom & shares facilities with our paying guests. No qualifications or specific experience required as training given, but candidates working towards a career in conservation preferred. We are looking for people with enthusiasm for UK wildlife & a desire to learn & get involved in a range of tasks. Must be of a hardy nature as working days can be long & in a range of weather conditions. ASK: Please see our website to apply: www.welshwildlife.org/volunteer/long-term-volunteers/

JOB: Green Academies Project Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Erddig, Felin Puleston Outdoor Centre

PAY: Volunteer card

FOR: National Trust

Conservation & horticulture volunteering at Erddig with the Green Academies Project (GAP), National Trust, Wrexham. The GAP team at Erddig is looking for volunteers with a love for the outdoors, nature conservation & / or horticulture to help us develop & maintain our community green spaces at Felin Puleston & in our local communities. You can also get involved in delivering outdoor activities, support & encouragement for our young volunteers. Roles & time commitment are very flexible depending on the availability of our volunteers. GAP supports young people 11-24ys & local communities to grow the skills & exp they need to look after nature on their doorstep. We help them develop a passion for the environment, learn new, practical skills & prepare for education & employment. GAP is part of Our Bright Future, a £33m programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund. ASK: Contact: mieke.delathouwers@nationaltrust.org.uk, 01978 356 223. Website: https://c-js.co.uk/2CrCTLj Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenAcademiesProjectNT/ , www.facebook.com/ErddigNT

JOB: Guided Walk Leader

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: North West Wales

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Woodland Trust

Your volunteering role will include planning, promotion and delivery of guided walks at our beautiful sites in North West Wales. Coed Cadw (the Woodland Trust in Wales) manages over 100 sites across Wales, a diverse mix of urban and rural woods. You will share your natural enthusiasm, people skills and passion for nature, history and stories to help us engage with visitors through the delivery of guided walks. You will deepen visitor awareness of the work of the Trust through leading people on group walks in a welcoming, safe and enjoyable way.  You will be provided with regular support from your volunteer manager and you will be volunteering in conjunction with at least one other volunteer or Trust member of staff who will act as a back marker for you on the day of your guided walks. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2o6g9q8 for further information.

JOB: BogLIFE Project Voluntary Warden

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses NNR, & NNR Base (N Shropshire)

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: Marches Mosses Boglife Project

Great opportunity to assist with the restoration of part of Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised peat bog as part of the Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project. The NNR is 690ha & straddles the English / Welsh border, 4 miles from Whitchurch, Shropshire & 10 miles from Wrexham. Volunteer work parties take place every Thursday, tasks carried out include estate management, fencing, habitat management and some monitoring works. Protective clothing & in-house training provided.  The role is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is physically fit & prepared to work outdoors.   ASK: Apply with David Tompkins, Volunteer coordinator david.tompkins@naturalengland.org.uk 01948 880362 or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2LMgfS1

JOB: Trustee

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Gwent, South Wales

PAY: Training and expenses reimbursed

FOR: Gwent Wildlife Trust

Approx 1 day per month. Do you have a passion for wildlife conservation and expertise in the field of ecology, environmental education or charity and business management? With a new 5-year strategic plan in development and significant investment being made in fundraising and project development, this is a particularly dynamic time to join Gwent Wildlife Trust's Council as a trustee. We'd particularly like to hear from anyone with a background in fundraising, charity finance, ecology or law. ASK: Visit www.gwentwildlife.org/jobs or email info@gwentwildlife.org for more info.

JOB: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Activity Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Pembrokeshire

PAY: Expenses & training

FOR: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Our Activity Volunteers support the National Park’s Activities & Events programme, chatting to participants, keeping groups together on a guided walk, helping out on bat walks / twilight walks, family events & at our centres, Carew Castle, Castell Henllys & Oriel y Parc. No fixed amount of time required. Opportunities are available to become Volunteer Walk Leaders & full training such as walk leader training, first aid & risk assessment is provided. ASK: Please contact the National Parks’ Volunteer Co-ordinator, Gayle Lister gaylel@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk

JOB: Reserve Assistant – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We require volunteer help in the areas of habitat management, wildlife surveying & reserve maintenance. All tasks are vital for conservation of the site & for retaining good access to, & around the reserve. Enthusiasm & an interest in conservation are essential. A variety of skills are needed from surveying, research, habitat management, estate maintenance, A good level of fitness is essential. You will need an up-to-date tetanus injection & to enjoy working in a team. We have an opportunity to join our Monday or Wednesday team. Hours are generally 9.30am-3.30pm but this is negotiable. Benefits include: working as part of the reserve team & learning more about the reserve; the opportunity to build up skills; this is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity. ASK: Contact: Tim Wallis, Conwy, 01492 584091, tim.wallis@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2On5E0B

JOB: Visitor Centre Welcome Volunteer – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We want people coming onto our reserve to be met with a smile. You will actively provide a friendly & informative welcome to all visitors, enthuse about wildlife & the RSPB. You'll need: to be good with people, with a friendly disposition, enthusiasm for the RSPB & wildlife, tact & diplomacy, the confidence to strike up conversations with visitors & a desire to help, the ability to listen & respond appropriately, to be reliable & punctual. Min: 1/2 to 1 day per week, incl weekends. You will be part of a friendly & enthusiastic team who dedicate their time to this special nature reserve. You'll have a chance to share your enthusiasm for nature with others & gain a valuable insight into the RSPB's work. A wonderful opportunity to meet new people, staff & fellow volunteers. You'll be making a real difference to the work of the RSPB. You will receive training in all aspects of the role, this will incl till operation & membership recruitment. ASK: Contact: Clare Kenyon, Conwy, 01492 584091, clare.kenyon@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Dxv6vW

JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Support & Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

Here at Conwy, school groups book onto Sessions in which they learn all about and are inspired by the beautiful and amazing wildlife on the reserve. You will help us inspire children and their accompanying adults, assisting with the games and lessons and supporting children as we go. During school terms, but mainly April to July. Training and support will be given, and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. Relevant RSPB clothing and equipment will be provided, and you will be treated as part of the team at RSPB Conwy. ASK: Learning Support Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2q8cZU2 Learning Assistant Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2H08xk4

JOB: Assistant Data Manager – North Wales

BE4: N / A

LOC: Bangor

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for someone to join our team & help us manage data in its paper, electronic spreadsheet & digitally mapped formats. Most data are held on Merlin, RSPB's bespoke ESRI based mapping & Geographic Information System (GIS). This is an office based position. You will have a strong interest in nature & the environment. Some exp in reading maps, & using Excel & GIS would be advantageous, but further training will be provided. Knowledge of welsh place names & pronunciation is desirable. Knowledge of bird distribution in Wales would likewise be beneficial. Min: At least one day per week. Opportunity to develop Excel & GIS skills & to get a thorough understanding of how the RSPB works & the breadth of work being carried out by the organisation. The internal mapping system Merlin is key to many roles within the organisation so you will get to work with a variety of people in different departments. There may also be the opportunity to develop skills on Merlin's parent programme, ArcGiS, which holds some of the more complex databases the conservation team work with. ASK: Contact: Martin Clift, North Wales Regional Office, 01248 672850, martin.clift@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2OeMNVe

JOB: Event Volunteer - Wales

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Wales

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Woodland Trust

In this role you will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills to work alongside Woodland Trust staff and volunteers at events to engage with our audiences and support delivery of these events. This is a great opportunity for those who want to meet people in the heart of the community and for those who have an interest in woods, nature and trees. It is also ideal for volunteers wanting to develop their skills and experience in the tourism, events or conservation sector. ASK: Visit our website for further details and to apply https://c-js.co.uk/2KEy0xk

JOB: Woodland Working Group Member

BE4: N / A

LOC: Londonthorpe Wood, Grantham, Lincolnshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

The Woodland Working Group at Londonthorpe Wood are seeking new members to perform practical tasks at this attractive wood.  Londonthorpe boasts a range of habitats including an area of mature woodland and a pond, divided into three parts by roads. Grass pathways meander through the trees and open meadow areas ablaze with wild flowers in spring and summer. As a Woodland Working Group Member you will form part of a working group of volunteers that focuses on performing practical tasks within the Woodland Trust’s site in line with the management plan and as agreed with the Woodland Working Group Leader and the Volunteer Manager. Time commitment: once a month, Sundays, October to March. ASK: For further details and to apply, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2NOaGiA

JOB: Seed Collection Volunteer - Wales

BE4: N / A

LOC: Various sites, Snowdonia, Wales

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are looking for a seed collector to join a small team of volunteers undertaking a large scale collection of local provenance Welsh tree seed and cuttings.  You will be assisting the Volunteer Manager in planning and delivering the collection of native tree seed and cuttings on a seasonal basis from woods in North West Wales, particularly Meirionnydd Oakwoods, Coed Felinrhyd & Llennyrch, Maentwrog, to improve the availability of local provenance Welsh trees for planting in the region. This may involve the use of simple hand tools and equipment. If you have a genuine interest in wildlife conservation and woodlands, especially Western Atlantic Oakwoods, and the ability to identify different native tree species we would be very happy to hear from you.  You will also need an awareness of the importance of biosecurity. ASK: For further details and to apply please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2K0qaOi

JOB: Living Seas Wales Volunteer

BE4: Open year round

LOC: South / West Wales area

PAY: Training / some expenses

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

We’re looking for volunteers to become involved in the Living Seas Wales Project, an exciting new, Wales wide coastal project. Volunteer tasks can include marine and coastal surveys, attending our Living Seas Live roadshow (set locations), community engagement / education, collecting / archiving historical records and more! Some activities can be undertaken in your local area or from home. Volunteering is a great way to experience our amazing marine life, contribute towards marine conservation, gain new skills and have fun! We’re looking for wildlife enthusiasts, people with a passion for marine conservation, those interested in coastal heritage / history or individuals aiming towards a career in conservation. You don’t need a background in science to become involved!  ASK: For more information please contact volunteer@cbmwc.org or 01545560224. You can also visit https://goo.gl/QknrVd

Volunteer Ranger x 2

North Pembrokeshire

Accommodation & training

5 days a week for at 12 months.

Join the North Pembrokeshire Ranger team on the spectacular North Pembrokeshire coast and inland heaths. Working alongside staff & other volunteers, you will gain knowledge, skills & experience in countryside management, whilst ensuring the protection & enhancement of the environment for all to enjoy.


  • Closing Date: 18/12/2018
  • Sector: Countryside
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: Wales
  • Posted: 20/11/2018

Directors

The Welsh Perry and Cider Society is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the production of cider and perry in Wales and greater appreciation of these natural craft drinks.

The Society now has vacancies for Directors to join its Board on a voluntary basis to assist in the management and running of the Society and to help steer it towards further project funding.  Directors are responsible for the Governance of the Society, setting the strategic direction and financial management


  • Closing Date: 21/12/2018
  • Sector: Administration, support and IT. Publicity and Fundraising
  • Role Type: Volunteer
  • Region: Wales
  • Posted: 04/12/2018


Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.